Protection in plain sight can sometimes be your best defense against unwanted intruders.
Through the use of defensive landscaping you can increase the security of your home while adding additional privacy. Even a thick hedge will discourage many unwanted intruders to go elsewhere. There are many plants that can give you additional security while not being obvious as to their true purpose. Many plants can offer additional protection and security for your home and not detract from its appearance. This is an option that works well in both a rural and an urban setting. When considering plants for protection, you will need to consider a number of factors.
Plants for Protection
1.) Find out which thorny plants, bushes and vines grow well in your area and can provide a measure of protection and privacy all year long, including the winter months.
2.) Decide which areas of your home are the most vulnerable and plan accordingly.
A.) You can guard walkways and entry areas with plants like Yucca and rose bushes to encourage people to stay on the path and not wander around in other areas you don’t wish them to enter. This can be done without being obvious as to their purpose.
B.) Windows that are at ground level can also be areas of vulnerability when it comes to home security. Plants like Agave and hawthorns can reduce the chances of unwanted persons lurking about outside your windows.
C.) Upper story windows can be protected with plants such as honey locust, prickly ash, and Osage orange. You get shade as well as protection. It is also a good idea not to have trees growing so close to your house that they offer easy access to roof areas or upper windows.
D.) Your backyard can be protected through the use of thorny vines or climbing roses growing along fence lines. This will work to discourage those unwanted intruders who might like to climb. Your neighbors probably won’t think much of a berry vine growing on your fence but will notice a couple of strands of barb wire strung along the top real quick. Barb wire works great in a rural setting but doesn’t appeal to the neighbors in an urban setting.
Determine which plants will give you the maximum protection and that are compatible with your current landscaping and climate. This will help you achieve the maximum security value possible for your home.
Keep your family safe from unwanted intruders the natural way!
Hopefully, unwanted intruders will get the point.
Staying above the water line!